POSTPONED: 2020 River of Words Watershed Festival

Date & Time:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 12 p.m.
Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
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With careful consideration regarding the current state of the world, the 2020 River of Words Festival has been postponed. We are hopeful that a 25th Anniversary ROW celebration can be rescheduled, but no date has been decided. 

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2020 marks River of Words twenty-five year anniversary since its founding in 1995 by writer and activist, Pamela Michael, and former Poet Laureate and SMC alumn, Robert Hass. Twenty-five years of empowering young people and supporting teachers who guide them in environmental literacy.  

To commemorate the occasion, the Center of Environmental Literacy will be hosting our annual celebration of the 2020 River of Words art and poetry winners at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center's Don Tatzin Community Hall. We encourage all of the environmentally-conscientious and artistic community in the Bay Area to join us. The ROW Team will be joined by River of Words founder and 1995-1997 US Poet Laureate, Robert Hass, as well as the 2020 River of Words / Kalmanovitz School of Education’s Teacher of the Year award recipient for a day of art and poetry created by young people and inspired by STEAM education, the changing climate and environmental activism.

The event will feature a reading and presentation of our new 2020 River of Words winners, a poetry installation, an art gallery, as well as booths full of educational, engaging, and crafty activities for the whole family! Light snacks and drinks are provided! 

We hope you will join us for our annual festival dedicated to art, poetry and environmental stewardship!


Center for Environmental Literacy 
Kalmanovitz School of Education
Filippi Academic Hall, 2nd Floor
Moraga, CA

p. (925)631-4289 


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